Erin Deffenbaugh, University of Northern Colorado

10/21/2002

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Oct. 21, 2002

Erin Deffenbaugh, University of Northern Colorado
Jr., Outside Hitter, 5-10 (Strasburg, Colo. - Strasburg H.S.)

Erin Deffenbaugh, a 5-10 junior outside hitter for No. 5 University of Northern Colorado (22-2), has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week for guiding the Bears to sweeps of two ranked North Central Conference opponents. Deffenbaugh tallied a 20-plus double-double with 25 kills and 23 digs to lead UNC over No. 18 North Dakota. She hit .400 for the match with only three errors on 55 swings. Deffenbaugh registered 17 kills in the Bears' next outing versus No. 21 North Dakota State. Deffenbaugh averaged 7.00 kills and 5.33 digs per game while attacking at a .354 clip (42-8-96) for the week. She leads the NCC in hitting (.333) and kills (5.99) and is averaging 7.00 kills and 4.55 digs per match, as well as is hitting at a .395 clip for the month of October. This marks Deffenbaugh's second AVCA/Sports Imports Player of the Week honor of 2002 (Sept. 9).

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